This design see's the X Factor in a new format for TV Show websites, with a flattened hierarchy of content
- delivered in single serving posts and where the taxonomy is key.
The navigation is minimal with filters acting as the main path to getting to the content the user wants and the layout is clean so that focus is on content; important for a show with such bold visual content, otherwise it can look cluttered and over complicated very quickly.
This gives the user the freedom to browse everything that is happening on the X Factor or to filter the content to get exactly what they want. In essence they may never need to leave the homepage but would be open to consuming more content. On the most part because this form of content delivery is very discoverable. Much like the successful Tumblr or Pinterest formats that allow users to browse endlessly.
Should the user want to consume content outside of the homepage a reverse chronological stream of content works brilliantly when filtered to produce the contestant pages. Here the resulting content creates a story that users can follow of the contestants journey through the show.
Also, for editorial benefit, there is a headline area pinned to the top (so not to be lost by moving down the feed) that is manually maintained and can be used to promote key events and information about the show.